Tamil Nadu - Ooty Varky

Ooty Varky is a famous snack from Ooty - Tamil Nadu. It is a biscuit made of wheat flour, rice flour, sooji , ghee and sugar. It can be either deep fried or baked. These deep fried snacks are popular at roadside stalls and tea shops, where as a baked version varky are found in bakeries across the town. A pinch of baking soda is added to this recipe to give these varky a nice crispy crust outside and soft and puffy inside. Ooty varky are typically served with a cup of hot tea. 

Ooty Varky goes to day 24 of blogging marathon 104 under the theme “ sweets and snacks”. 


Wheat Flour 1/2 cup
Rice flour 1 tbsp
Sooji 1/2 tbsp
Sugar 3 tbsp
Pinch of Baking soda
Butter / Ghee 1 tbsp
Pinch of salt
Oil for deep frying


In a mixing bowl add wheat flour, rice flour, sooji, sugar, pinch of salt and baking soda.
Add ghee and mix well to make a crumbly mixture.
Now add water to make a soft dough.
Cover and set aside for 5 minutes.
Now divide the dough into small lemon size balls.
Heat oil in deep frying pan.
Now give the dough balls an uneven shape and drop few at a time in oil to fry.
Fry till the varkey turns nice golden color or crisp.
Remove and place them on paper towel to remove excess oil.
Serve with tea or coffee.

Below are the sweets I have posted so far in this Mega Marathon.

Week 1 - Sweets

Week 2 - Rajasthani Dishes

Week 3 - Snacks of my choice

Week 4 - Mandatory week 

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Srivalli said...

Fried varkis with this recipe seems to have turned out so good. Very nicely done.

vaishali sabnani said...

Wow , your fried version looks amazing ! I am sure it tasted equally delicious , looks nice and crisp .

Suma Gandlur said...

Fried varkey seem to have turned out real crisp and crunchy.

Amara’s cooking said...

Looks like addition of rice flour and sooji gave the varkis a crunchy texture. Yours turned out really good.

Harini R said...

Looks super crispy and flaky and yum. These are definitely addictive. I forgot to mention that your pictures are looking so nice these days.

Narmadha said...

Very crispy and crunchy varkis and need to try the fried version sometime